History YMMV / CMPunk

10th Dec '17 7:55:03 PM Beatman1
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* CatharsisFactor: His WorkedShoot promos in 2011 were ''thoroughly'' relished by smart fans. To see him chew out Wrestling/VinceMcMahon on live television was pretty amazing.

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* CatharsisFactor: His WorkedShoot promos in 2011 were ''thoroughly'' relished by smart fans. To see him chew out Wrestling/VinceMcMahon on live television was pretty amazing. MMA fans meanwhile, would argue his fight with Mickey Gall was this for them.
10th Dec '17 7:54:01 PM Beatman1
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** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance. Of course, this requires you to ignore the fact that his opponent, Mickey Gall, is siginificsntly more experienced than Punk in all facets of MMA. Punk isn't even the easiest opponent Gall has had (his 2nd opponent tapped to the same move as in only ''45'' seconds, barely lasting 1/3 as long as Punk).

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** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance. Of course, this requires you to ignore the fact that his opponent, Mickey Gall, is siginificsntly significantly more experienced than Punk in all facets of MMA. Punk isn't even the easiest opponent Gall has had (his 2nd opponent tapped to the same move as in only ''45'' seconds, barely lasting 1/3 as long as Punk).
10th Dec '17 7:53:31 PM Beatman1
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** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance. Of course, this requires you to ignore the fact that his opponent, Mickey Gall, is a ''stone-cold asskicker'' who is 4-0 in his professional MMA career (Punk being the 3rd) with no sign of slowing down. Punk isn't even the easiest opponent Gall has had (his 2nd opponent tapped to the same move as in only ''45'' seconds, barely lasting 1/3 as long as Punk).

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** Any semblance of Punk being viewed as a legit badass was destroyed after his fight with Mickey Gall in the UFC, where Punk threw one punch, was taken down, and quickly beaten with virtually no resistance. Of course, this requires you to ignore the fact that his opponent, Mickey Gall, is a ''stone-cold asskicker'' who is 4-0 siginificsntly more experienced than Punk in his professional MMA career (Punk being the 3rd) with no sign all facets of slowing down.MMA. Punk isn't even the easiest opponent Gall has had (his 2nd opponent tapped to the same move as in only ''45'' seconds, barely lasting 1/3 as long as Punk).
5th Dec '17 5:18:12 AM AM_NK
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** He formed part of a team with Wrestling/{{Batista}} at one point[[note]]They feuded with ''Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''[[/note]], then after Punk left the WWE he started writing comics and had an involvement in Franchise/MarvelComics's [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]. Guess who played the Drax role [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in both]] [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 films]] of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the MCU]].
* HolyShitQuotient: Punk getting Vince [=McMahon=] [[CueTheFlyingPigs to APOLOGIZE]] will probably go on to be remembered as his greatest achievement in the industry. Yes, it's a [[{{Awesome/WWE}} Crowning Moment of Awesome]], but goddammit it deserves to be here too because NO ONE thought it was ever going to happen.

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** He formed part of a team with Wrestling/{{Batista}} at one point[[note]]They feuded with ''Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''[[/note]], then after Punk left the WWE he started writing comics and had an involvement in Franchise/MarvelComics's [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]. Guess who played the plays as Drax role [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in both]] [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 films]] of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the MCU]].
* HolyShitQuotient: HolyShitQuotient:
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Punk getting Vince [=McMahon=] [[CueTheFlyingPigs to APOLOGIZE]] will probably go on to be remembered as his greatest achievement in the industry. Yes, it's a [[{{Awesome/WWE}} Crowning Moment of Awesome]], but goddammit it deserves to be here too because NO ONE thought it was ever going to happen.
30th Nov '17 7:09:12 AM AM_NK
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** He formed part of a team with Wrestling/{{Batista}} at one point[[note]]They feuded with ''Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''[[/note]], then after Punk left the WWE he started writing comics and had an involvement in MarvelComics's [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]. Guess who played the Drax role [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in both]] [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 films]] of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the MCU]].

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** He formed part of a team with Wrestling/{{Batista}} at one point[[note]]They feuded with ''Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''[[/note]], then after Punk left the WWE he started writing comics and had an involvement in MarvelComics's Franchise/MarvelComics's [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the Destroyer]]. Guess who played the Drax role [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in both]] [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 films]] of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the MCU]].
30th Nov '17 7:06:30 AM AM_NK
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Of all things, [[WorkedShoot the 2011 Pipebomb]]. More specifically, him claiming to be a Wrestling/PaulHeyman guy while also citing Wrestling/BrockLesnar as "a Paul Heyman Guy". Almost a year later, Brock returns to the WWE and brings Paul E. with him as his manager.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight: If one watches the 2011 "Pipebomb" promo and a lot of his WorkedShoot promos afterwards, and then the podcast explaining the circumstances and reasons for his departure, one will notice a lot of similarities between his kayfabe reasons for hating and wanting to leave WWE and his ''actual'' reasons for hating and wanting to leave WWE. In fact, one of the biggest reasons people hung onto the idea that his 2014 departure was another WorkedShoot, in some people's cases, until his official release was announced in July, was because his 2014 departure was eerily similar to the 2011 storyline departure.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight:
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Of all things, [[WorkedShoot the 2011 Pipebomb]]. More specifically, him claiming to be a Wrestling/PaulHeyman guy while also citing Wrestling/BrockLesnar as "a Paul Heyman Guy". Almost a year later, Brock returns to the WWE and brings Paul E. with him as his manager.manager.
** Also from the pipebomb, he named two specific promotions he could take the WWE Championship to; Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. In the 2014 interview with Wrestling/ColtCabana, he named a specific scenario he'd return to wrestling for; a one-off tag match in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla with Wrestling/SamoaJoe against Wrestling/TheYoungBucks. NJPW and ROH have since become close partners to the point their rosters are effectively shared, and the Young Bucks have invited post-wrestling Punk to join the stable they are key members of which has been strong in both promotions the Wrestling/BulletClub.



** He told AJ bluntly, 'I'm not going to marry you'. Come 2014...

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** *** He told AJ bluntly, 'I'm not going to marry you'. Come 2014...2014...
*** Wrestling/DanielBryan proposing to A.J. in front of Punk. Guess who's got the last laugh with April.



** Either this or HarsherInHindsight depending on your view of the whole thing, but if one watches the 2011 "Pipebomb" promo and a lot of his WorkedShoot promos afterward and then the podcast explaining the circumstances and reasons for his departure, one will notice a lot of similarities between his kayfabe reasons for hating and wanting to leave WWE and his ''actual'' reasons for hating and wanting to leave WWE. In fact, one of the biggest reasons people hung onto the idea that his 2014 departure was another WorkedShoot, in some people's cases, until his official release was announced in July, was because his 2014 departure was eerily similar to the 2011 storyline departure.
** In the 2011 pipe bomb, he named two specific promotions he could take the WWE Championship to; Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. In the 2014 interview with Wrestling/ColtCabana, he named a specific scenario he'd return to wrestling for; a one-off tag match in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla with Wrestling/SamoaJoe against Wrestling/TheYoungBucks. NJPW and ROH have since become close partners to the point their rosters are effectively shared, and the Young Bucks have invited post-wrestling Punk to join the stable they are key members of which has been strong in both promotions the Wrestling/BulletClub.

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** Either this or HarsherInHindsight depending on your view He formed part of the whole thing, but if a team with Wrestling/{{Batista}} at one watches the 2011 "Pipebomb" promo and a lot of his WorkedShoot promos afterward and point[[note]]They feuded with ''Wrestling/{{Evolution}}''[[/note]], then the podcast explaining the circumstances and reasons for his departure, one will notice a lot of similarities between his kayfabe reasons for hating and wanting to leave WWE and his ''actual'' reasons for hating and wanting to leave WWE. In fact, one of the biggest reasons people hung onto the idea that his 2014 departure was another WorkedShoot, in some people's cases, until his official release was announced in July, was because his 2014 departure was eerily similar to the 2011 storyline departure.
** In the 2011 pipe bomb, he named two specific promotions he could take
after Punk left the WWE Championship to; Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling he started writing comics and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. In had an involvement in MarvelComics's [[Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Drax the 2014 interview with Wrestling/ColtCabana, he named a specific scenario he'd return to wrestling for; a one-off tag match in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla with Wrestling/SamoaJoe against Wrestling/TheYoungBucks. NJPW and ROH have since become close partners to Destroyer]]. Guess who played the point their rosters are effectively shared, and Drax role [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy in both]] [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2 films]] of [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse the Young Bucks have invited post-wrestling Punk to join the stable they are key members of which has been strong in both promotions the Wrestling/BulletClub.MCU]].
30th Nov '17 6:54:14 AM AM_NK
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Of all things, [[WorkedShoot the 2011 Pipebomb]]. More specifically, him claiming to be a Wrestling/PaulHeyman guy while also citing Wrestling/BrockLesnar as "a Paul Heyman Guy". Almost a year later, Brock returns to the WWE and brings Paul E. with him as his manager.
13th Nov '17 11:26:40 AM SomeoneElse17
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** In the 2011 pipe bomb, he named two specific promotions he could take the WWE Championship to; Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. In the 2014 interview with Wrestling/ColtCabana, he named a specific scenario he'd return to wrestling for; a one-off tag match in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerrilla with Wrestling/SamoaJoe against Wrestling/TheYoungBucks. NJPW and ROH have since become close partners to the point their rosters are effectively shared, and the Young Bucks have invited post-wrestling Punk to join the stable they are key members of which has been strong in both promotions the Wrestling/BulletClub.

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** In the 2011 pipe bomb, he named two specific promotions he could take the WWE Championship to; Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. In the 2014 interview with Wrestling/ColtCabana, he named a specific scenario he'd return to wrestling for; a one-off tag match in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerrilla Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerilla with Wrestling/SamoaJoe against Wrestling/TheYoungBucks. NJPW and ROH have since become close partners to the point their rosters are effectively shared, and the Young Bucks have invited post-wrestling Punk to join the stable they are key members of which has been strong in both promotions the Wrestling/BulletClub.
13th Nov '17 11:26:17 AM SomeoneElse17
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** In the 2011 pipe bomb, he named two specific promotions he could take the WWE Championship to; Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/RingOfHonor. In the 2014 interview with Wrestling/ColtCabana, he named a specific scenario he'd return to wrestling for; a one-off tag match in Wrestling/ProWrestlingGuerrilla with Wrestling/SamoaJoe against Wrestling/TheYoungBucks. NJPW and ROH have since become close partners to the point their rosters are effectively shared, and the Young Bucks have invited post-wrestling Punk to join the stable they are key members of which has been strong in both promotions the Wrestling/BulletClub.
7th Nov '17 8:49:29 AM AM_NK
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjBXuVFBbjo "Cult of Personality"]] by Music/LivingColour. It even went to the point that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHzT69ntGBI the band itself played the song]] in ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 29'' and became Punk's own [[SignatureSong signature entrance song]] in ''[[UsefulNotes/UltimateFightingChampionship UFC]]''.
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